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Man Shot While Driving His Sons to Work on Northwest Side

By  Geoff Ziezulewicz and Jen Sabella | November 27, 2012 7:58am | Updated on November 27, 2012 8:11am

CHICAGO — A factory worker was shot in the leg Tuesday morning while driving his two sons to work on the Northwest Side.

The 41-year-old man was northbound in the 2800 block of North Austin Avenue about 5:20 a.m. when a black sedan pulled up to his Ford Explorer and a passenger opened fire, police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez said.

The man was shot in his upper leg, and his two sons, ages 18 and 20, were not injured, Perez said.

Daniel Casas, 31, said his brother-in-law was driving his sons to the bus they use to get downtown when the shooting occurred.

"They just shot him. They didn't even see who it is," Casas, a heating and air conditioning worker, said outside his home Tuesday morning.

The victim is a factory worker who used to work until 2 a.m. and his sons are hard workers who are not involved in gangs, Casas said.

Police said the victim was able to drive to the 2400 block of North Austin Avene where an ambulance picked up him and took him to Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital in "stable" condition.

The gunman and driver of the black sedan fled.